JAN 30

Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey

Join this webinar to learn about findings from the survey of more than 300 respondents from 40 nations about Research Information Management Practices worldwide.

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  • Rebecca Bryant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC
  • Anna Clements, Assistant Director & Head of Digital Research, University of St Andrews, and euroCRIS contributor
  • Jan Fransen, Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems, University of Minnesota

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OCLC Research and euroCRIS, the international organization for research information, partnered to develop a survey and synthesize the results to examine how research institutions worldwide are applying research information management (RIM) practices. This resulted in the recently published report, Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey. During this webinar, presenters will share relevant findings from this significant report. With more than 300 survey respondents from 40 nations, the survey provides a powerful and current snapshot of the state of the research information management ecosystem worldwide.

This presentation examines how commercial and open-source platforms are becoming widely implemented across regions, coexisting with a large number of region-specific solutions as well as locally developed systems. It also details the urgent need for system-to-system interoperability—with both internal and external systems—and demonstrates how the use of identifiers, standards, and protocols are perceived as most valuable when they can also facilitate interoperability. We also explore how the need for improved workflows between research metadata and open access content is giving rise to the increasing functional merging of RIM systems.

This webinar will be of interest to library leaders and scholarly communications librarians.  Given the enterprise nature of research information management, it will also be relevant to other institutional stakeholders including deans, research administrators, institutional researchers, and IT professionals.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!



30 January 2019


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]